Register Login Scores

PSL

Motaung Mourns Passing Of Winnie Mandela

Kaizer Motaung Senior has spoken of his sadness following the passing of ‘Mother of the Nation’ Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
 
 
The sad news was confirmed yesterday that the anti-apartheid activist and had lost her battle with illness, and at the age of 81 had passed away.
 
Nelson Mandela’s former wife died at the Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, with a statement saying that she ‘died after a long illness‚ for which she had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year’.
 
Motaung, the owner of Kaizer Chiefs, says that the club are deeply saddened by the news, calling her an ‘icon’.
 
Motaung’s full statement read:
 
“It is sad news indeed… We are bidding farewell of one of the important anti-apartheid icons that played an immeasurable role championing the struggle for our liberation.
 
“The name of Winnie Mandela is cast in stone and is undoubtedly included in the history books of South Africa. This is a woman amongst many others who stood out, fighting and showing resilience during the days when apartheid was the order of the day. She was a light in the dark days in our history and that’s how she will be remembered.
 
“It is a sad moment for the bereaved family and friends, including the rest of South Africa and the world at large.”
 
“Words cannot express my shock. Winnie is a huge tree that has fallen. It is now up to the new generation to continue the struggle for true equality. Winnie Mandela fulfilled her mission. We should now either fulfil or betray her ideals.
 
“We shall also remember the role she played in government, including being the Deputy Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology as well as a member of the African National Congress.
 
“Her death is hard to accept, however, for someone who has done so much, earning her innings and writing her own story, there’s so much to cherish and to learn from – a catalogue of life lessons. She is gone now, but hers is one of a life lived to the full. We pray that God will give strength to the family. As Kaizer Chiefs, we share in the pain of the family.”
 
“It is a sad reality that we must allow Mama Winnie to go, moya wa gae o robale ka kgotso. I wish to express my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and friends, the African National Congress, South Africa and further afield.”

Poll

Do you think that Bidvest Wits should consider selling Gabadinho Mhango?

Login to participate

SA Starlet Agrees Permanent Euro Move

Two In, Two Out As Maritzburg Aim For Strong Finish

Komphela And Chiefs’ ‘Huge Responsibility’

8 comments

Top 5

8 Of Chiefs' Most Embarrassing Defeats In The Premiership

116 Sep 20, 2021 03:29 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Still Don't Have Clubs

10 Sep 02, 2021 12:30 PM in International

Motshwari Arrest Latest: Police Update On Bucs Star

68 Sep 21, 2021 01:09 PM in Orlando Pirates

Ronaldo Breaks Zlatan's Incredible Record

5 Sep 20, 2021 09:28 AM in Cadbury

The Don – Downs Star Flexes Smoking R1m BMW M4

Sep 20, 2021 07:41 PM in Show Me The Money

PSG Release Messi Update After Sub Drama

3 Sep 21, 2021 01:58 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Kekana Shows Off His Latest Whip

1 Sep 20, 2021 07:43 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Beckham's Son Makes Professional Debut

4 Sep 20, 2021 10:32 AM in World News

Irked Mbele Refuses To Comment on Mhango Nightclub Reports

35 Sep 20, 2021 04:22 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

21 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Breaking: Crisis Talks At Swallows!

14 Sep 20, 2021 03:34 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Baxter Blasted For Apologising

124 Sep 21, 2021 07:10 AM in Kaizer Chiefs